Influenced by my grandfather, a dentist ahead of his time in holistic health, and my father, a pathologist and dermatologist, I appreciate the balance between science, technology and spirituality, emotion, the arts, nature & beauty, and look at the world through a holistic lens. Choosing Biopsychology, the study of psychology as a natural science, as a pre-med major was the perfect blend between art and science.
I love nature, animals, the arts, dance, yoga, the water, and vegetable gardening. Spending time on holistic health and contemplating all things beautiful and connected is a daily practice. A few words to describe me are passionate spirit, powerful, authentic, truth speaker, connected, emotive, adaptive, empathetic, inspired, soulful.
I am a dynamic and inspiring speaker, born to connect with audiences. From volunteering to wrap a boa constrictor around my neck at age 5 to performing in my first dance recital as a bumble bee ballerina (photo below), I've always known that stage is where the magic happens.
As an emcee, moderator, broadcast and TV host, video producer and scriptwriter, I bring a unique set of communication skills to engage and energize audiences. My passion lies in empowering people through performing and speaking, fueled by a heart for energetically inspiring audiences to connect.
My mission is to connect with hearts and minds, weaving together authentic and memorable moments that leave a lasting impact. I collaborate with event and production teams, speakers, executives, and planners to craft compelling content and deliver impactful messages for tech, healthcare, manufacturing, communications, finance, and other industries.
Rooted in a medical and technical background, earning a B.S. in Biopsychology with honors from University of Michigan, I completed a pre-med curriculum. It was in college through the continual study of theater, dance, improv comedy and communications that I realized my true passion for connecting with audiences.
Major corporate clients include Sony, Leidos, BMC, and Questex, with a myriad of associations and organizations. I've hosted and presented at large, multi-day conferences such as CES and IFT, at internal corporate events for Infosys and Whirlpool, and have traveled to India, Singapore, Europe and Dubai to host events for clients. My passion to engage and connect with audiences shines brightly, whether in front of a camera or on stage.
Rich and I live to the east of Chicago with our newest family member, an English Cream Golden Retriever named BeeGee (Beeg for short - yes, named after the musical group). We have partnered together for years on video production projects through his company, Bolin Video Communications.
Nowadays, I'm busy traveling the world hosting events, enjoying a peaceful life between trips with my beloved family, many of whom live in the Midwest.
Between trips for events, I perform and workshop with a local improv comedy troupe. Being in the moment - listening, reacting, making smart, quick choices - translates directly into my work as a host and emcee. Connecting with audiences through humor and experiencing their laughter is a feeling like no other!
As a former spelling bee champion and lifelong dancer, scenes that focus on words and physicality are some of my favorites. We're expanding our repertoire with more focus on character development, humanity, and long form. It feels amazing to work on such a challenging and rewarding craft.